US Navy awards AITC contract to support UN peacekeeping efforts

20 June 2019 (Last Updated June 20th, 2019 11:21)

The US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) has awarded a contract to Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) to support the government's Global Peace Operations Initiatives (GPOI) / Building Partnership Capability (BPC) efforts. 

The US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) has awarded a contract to Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) to support the government’s Global Peace Operations Initiatives (GPOI) / Building Partnership Capability (BPC) efforts.

Under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, AITC will provide upgrades to infrastructure and solutions to training capability and classrooms in US-allied nations.

Funded by the state department, GPOI is a security assistance programme that aims to bolster the capabilities of partner countries to implement United Nations (UN) and regional peace operations.

The GPOI/BPC programme is designed to support building the framework required to meet UN peacekeeping requirements. The US intends to meet the rising demand for well-trained and equipped peacekeepers.

Through the programme, the government aims to enhance the self-sufficient peace operations proficiencies of partner countries.

As part of this mission, participating nations will be supported in their efforts to build domestic peacekeeping training capacities.

The NAWCTSD International Programs Directorate has been tasked to support the development and execution of GPOI/BPC requirements for benefiting nations.

Advanced IT Concepts CEO and president Gabe Ruiz said: “AITC is pleased to have been selected by NAWCTSD to support this important mission. We are proficient at providing support worldwide in any type of environment and this continues to show our commitment to delivering solutions and services anytime and anywhere.”

The company has already started receiving orders to perform delivery acceptance tasks, conduct inventory, and perform equipment procurement, configuration, integration and testing, as well as installation services.

These orders are for designated countries within Africa Command (AFRICOM), Central Command (CENTCOM), European Command (EUCOM), Indo-Pacific Command (INDO-PACOM), and Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).

AITC will provide a range of solutions that include driving simulators, classroom equipment, multi-media language labs and software, audio visual and video conferencing capabilities, as well as field radios and antennas.

In addition, the company will supply handheld and base radio upgrades, smart boards, power solutions, server and desktop computing, and communications equipment.

GPOI is the US contribution to the broader G8 Action Plan for Expanding Global Capability for Peace Support Operation.